With a nod to the natural skew of the cliffs nearby, the
roof creases inward on the edges, with folds called crickets. The design is twofold:
The lower roof utilizes a number of super-integrated gutters and the upper roof collects rainwater.
An abstract painting by Michael Young complements the glow of the dining room’s pine walls. A collapsible silicone lampshade by Swedish designers Form Us With Love for Muuto hangs above a Macek Furniture Company table.
Dieter Rams’s modular 620 Chair Programme, from the 1960s, takes center stage in the Alford-Young family’s living room. The set is accompanied by Artemide’s classic Tolomeo floor lamp and a Portofino Bergère chair that was designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti. The rolling glass doors running the length of the room are from Fleetwood.
The family room is situated at the apex of the house, with picturesque views that extend
up the meticulously landscaped north slope. The concrete floor sits just low enough that the main elements of the scene—the succulent garden and large limestone ledges—are at eye level. A bank of NanaWall folding windows breaks up the fourth wall.